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characteristic of country life

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very informal and familiar

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The performance of Grieg's Holberg Suite was splendid, both its mournful romanticism and jolly folksiness winningly played.
Despite its folksiness, the "home you've got" is Hollywood.
Just as the media exploit "the commercial potential of folksiness," vernacular actors can exploit the media (Clements 1974, 318).
But Vesterbro has retained its touch of folksiness.
The narrative tone blends self-conscious folksiness with a Southern patrician drawl and meshes surprisingly well with the slick photography and layout.
He toned down the brainiac and played up his folksiness.
It's the work of Vancouver designer Jeff Hamada and if it suffers the standard blog problems of too-little editing and a tad too much folksiness, at least the latter is a blog hallmark and is something you can take or leave especially when the whole collection is one which you hug yourself with pleasure.
In the October 13 Newsweek cover, "She's One of The Folks (And that's the problem)" (on newsstands Monday, October 6), Meacham examines this question of Palin's folksiness, looking at how it's a liability for the campaign and the country.
NEIL Halstead @ The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wednesday: Mellow folksiness from the Mojave3man, here playing it solo.
Bittle and Johnson, both with Public Agenda Online, write in a breezy style with the intent of bringing clarity on complicated issues to a general audience; but instead, they offer a barrage of information that is jumbled and obfuscated by folksiness.
Clinton, known for his folksiness as well as his policy wonkishness, employed common language to pitch his wife's energy plan.
There was a new openness--but with it there seemed to be more folksiness and less reverence, less substance and more performance.
Weather maps and color graphics and folksiness could only take it so far.
Of course, the complex socio-cultural reasons as to why ethnic minorities are allied with an economic underclass remain understood; however, the novel presents economic scarcity and farm folksiness as indicators of ethnic status, rather than envisioning ethnicity as something inherent in a particular national or cultural heritage as formed by an awareness of literature, arts, history, politics, or geography of the ethnic or cultural homeland.
An appendix provides reflective questions for each chapter (298-301) and a personal introduction by each author (10-13), the folksiness of which ("Hi, I'm Jack [Pare, Kevin], and I have developmental issues") ought not detract from the seriousness and depth of each chapter's scholarly presentation.